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Obama’s Crusade to Obfuscate Militant Islam

February 26, 2015
On Feb. 2, President Obama made some peculiar remarks during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington DC, with his esteemed guests, the 14th Dalai Lama and NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip.

Japan Should Stay Away From ISIS Conflict

February 5, 2015
If Japan were to get involved in military operations against the Islamic State, they would become party to the American quagmire in the Middle East, on which the Rising Sun would never be able to set.
French President Francois Hollande and US President meet for a military review at the White House, in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2014. (Pool photo by Chip Somodevilla courtesy of Getty Images via Abaca Press/MCT)

U.S. Military Presence in Europe Needs to be Reassessed

January 21, 2015
Europe can field its own troops and collectively defend itself without us being both spear and spearhead.
Turkish tanks parked in a lot near the border with Syria on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The northern Syrian city of Kobani, under siege from Islamic militants, is in the background. (Courtesy Guy Gurman via TNS)

Turkey Has a Good Reason to Sit Out the Third American-Iraqi War

November 20, 2014
What do Turks, Kurds, Syrian Arabs and Iraqi Arabs have in common?
(Illustration by Good via MCT)

US Strategy in Syria is Untenable

October 10, 2014
Fighting the Islamic State in Syria is one matter. It is another matter entirely to fund the Syrian opposition.

A Prussian Approach to the Russian-European Conflict

September 25, 2014
The bald men in Brussels and Moscow are welcome to fight over their proverbial comb, as they are apt to do. I ask that for once they leave us out of it.
Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

Counterpoint: Kurdistan Has a Future, Not a United Iraq

August 28, 2014
There is one faction in Iraq that ought to be worthy of our support, the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT

Gun Control Efforts Are Futile and Misguided

May 1, 2014
A handgun ban is unthinkable in the United States, but gun control advocates would do well to understand that restricting legal access to firearms does not address the causes of violence—it merely changes their methodology.
Alex Wong/Getty images via MCT

Can We Afford To Erase Israel’s ‘Jewishness’?

April 2, 2014
The synthesis of an Israel-Palestine state is the most beneficial solution in a religious and ethnically diverse land seeking to minimize future hostility.
Sergei L. Loiko/Los Angeles Times via MCT

Should The U.S. Get Involved In Ukraine?

February 26, 2014
At this point in the Ukrainian crisis, any sort of intervention would have to be entirely speculative.
Bryancalabro via Wikimedia Commons

Contraception Isn’t Responsible for Declining Morality

November 14, 2013
The Church may be onto something about declining morality, but contraception isn’t the culprit.
(Terence Wright/London Commodity Market/Flickr)

Focus Should be on Preparing for Environmental Changes Rather Than Cutting Emissions

October 3, 2013
It is much more practical for us to focus on developing cleaner forms of energy and preparing for the changing environment than beating the dead horse of carbon capping.
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